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  • The mysterious reappearance of the white-bottomed bee

    The mysterious reappearance of the white-bottomed bee

    A Western species that crashed in the 1990s may be making a comeback in Washington and Colorado.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Western communities get their hands dirty, growing food and pushing for local production; growers deal with frosts and costs; bees still in trouble; action on Farm Bill but not on immigration; and California’s Tejon Ranch is more or less preserved.

  • Field notes from the front steps

    From the front porch of her house in Montana, Kim Todd studies bees and marvels at the world.

  • Busy as a Buchmann

    Ecologist Stephan Buchmann is crazy about bees, and his Tucson-based one-man nonprofit, The Bee Works, is simply buzzing with activity.

  • Have bee, will travel

    This issue of High Country News features Hannah Nordhaus on the challenges facing a Western migratory beekeeper and his hives of pollinating bees.

  • Bee kind, please redesign

    The Pollinator Conservation Handbook offers advice about what ordinary citizens can do to help save declining native pollinator insects, like bees and butterflies

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